Learn how to make Etor(or otor); A ghana tradittional meal

Etor (or otor) is a traditional yam puree from Ghana (or sometimes plantain puree) It is enriched with palm oil. Otor is always served along with hard-boiled eggs on the side. Eggs have a great importance in the Ghanaian culture.


  • 4 yams
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 4 tablespoons palm oil
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
  • 1 avocado (ripe)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Peel and cook the yams in salted water.
  2. Drain the yams and crush it with a masher.
  3. Add the palm oil in a pan and heat.
  4. Saute the onions until golden brown (caramelized).
  5. Pour ¾ of the onion back and heat palm oil into the yam puree and mix to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  6. Garnish with peanuts, remaining onion, hard-boiled eggs and avocado.
  7. Serve warm

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